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Albany native shares love, loss as identical twin in new memoir

Parravani to be visiting author at UAlbany

This photo Christa Parravani, right, took of herself with her twin sister, Cara, was used as the cover of her memoir, "Her," written after Cara's death.
This photo Christa Parravani, right, took of herself with her twin sister, Cara, was used as the cover of her memoir, "Her," written after Cara's death.
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Her. That’s what Christa Parravani’s identical twin sister, Cara, used to call her. The two shared almost everything: looks, fears, interests, hopes. And when Cara died of a heroin overdose in 2006, at the age of 28, Christa’s world was ripped apart. Grief-stricken, she spiraled into a self-destructive depression. Like Cara, she abused drugs and attempted suicide. Unlike Cara, she survived. Parravani tells her harrowing story in her new memoir, “Her,” which goes on sale ...


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